Arts-Based Facilitation Field Study: The Chataqua Project
Purpose: To develop, implement, and evaluate transferable arts-based facilitation processes with diverse community members from across professional, disciplinary and cultural silos in order to inquire and address concerns of common interest.
Judith Marcuse and others will lead a three-year series of Chataqua events (arts-infused facilitated workshop/dialogues) in Vancouver, Calgary and Lethbridge. Informed by Judith Marcuse Projects’ (JMP’s) year-long pilot in 2012/2013, these events explore new ways to advance possibilities for the development of partnerships and collaboration.
The Chataqua processes also provide new tools in the field of social innovation. (We define social innovation as: “new ideas that resolve existing social, cultural, economic and environmental challenges and that alter the perceptions, behaviours and structures that previously gave rise to these challenges; these, sometimes systemic changes, are happening in the spaces between sectors as perspectives collide to spark new ways of thinking.”)
This field study will provide data on effective ways to develop relationships, understandings and insights that nurture new collaborations and enrich possibilities for positive change. The Arts Health Network, Ashoka Canada, JMP, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – BC, the McConnell Family Foundation and the Universities of Calgary and Lethbridge are key partners in this field study.
AGEWELL CHATAQUA PROJECT ART EXHIBITION
Call for creative expressions – February to May 2014
Deadline for exhibition submissions – May 20, 2014
Location: PAL Vancouver Studio Theatre,
581 Cardero Street,
Vancouver, BC V6G 3L3 Map: https://goo.gl/maps/dNpmc
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 29, 6 pm to 9 pm
Please RSVP for the opening reception at http://agewell-opening.eventbrite.ca
Exhibition Hours: 11 am to 7 pm, from Friday, May 30 to Saturday, June 7, 2014 (CLOSED June 2)
Two Public Dialogues: Sunday, June 1 from 2:30 to 4 pm; Saturday, June 7, from 2:30 to 4pm
Four Art-making Workshops: Facilitated by senior community artists, 90 minutes each.
Two workshops on Sunday, June 1
1. Puppetry: 11 am to 12:30 pm
2. Music: 12:45 pm to 2:15 pm
Two workshops on Saturday, June 7
3. Visual arts: 11 am to 12:30 pm
4. Theatre/movement: 12:45 pm to 2:15 pm
Workshop facilitators and their bio’s will be posted at icasc.ca/agewell.
Deeper exploration on aging at the next series of AGEWELL Chataqua Dialogues – Starts September 2014